World’s largest fountain to be built in Dubai

Dubai’s prominent developer, Emaar Properties said on Monday that it plans to build the largest fountain in the world as the centerpiece of its Downtown Burj Dubai project.

What’s in store when the project is completed next year:

dubai fountain

The $218 million project is said to be 25% larger than the iconic fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Like the fountains of Bellagio, Emaar’s fountains will include an integral light and sound show and is expected to become one of the city’s major tourist attractions, drawing over 10 million visitors per year. Over lights and color projectors will create a vibrant visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions accompanied by selected music.

dubai fountain

The fountains will shoot 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment and feature over 6,600 lights and 50 color projectors.

dubai fountain

At over 900 feet (275 meters) in length, it is equivalent to the size of over two football fields. The fountain is also capable of shooting water 150 feet into the air.

dubai fountain

Simply beautiful and astounding!

dubai fountain

dubai fountain

One thing to REALLY get excited about? Emaar is offering AED100,000 (US$27,247) cash prize for naming the world-class water, light and sound spectacle! The competition will be open to all UAE residents only (as of this writing) so if you have a kicking-smart-out of this world-perky name for this, whisper it to me…make sure no one is around when you do! Promise, we’ll split the loot if I win.

DEAL? 😈 

I am no longer accepting name suggestions by email due to spam and some people who took this very seriously, it’s tad scary.

51 thoughts on “World’s largest fountain to be built in Dubai

  1. Dubai truly is becoming one of the world’s amazing places to see. One day I would love to visit 🙂 Everything they’re building is world-class… They’re thinking big and it’s working! Real estate there must be sky-high!

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  2. All built on the backs of exploited migrants.

    Workers, you mean. There are no migrants here. I am not condoning it but yeah, so was the Great Pyramids of Egypt!

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  3. Acquaintance of mine teaches in UAE several months a year. She says the construction workers come from all over the world for the excellent pay. She says the skilled tradesmen make many times what they would in their home nations, and the general laborers are paid well enough to keep them coming, and to almost literally fight for the best jobs. Exploited, my butt. If I didn’t have kids, I’d go, the offer has been extended more than once.

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  4. Beautiful. Dubai is starting to scare me, with all of these architectural records they’re breaking. As a Torontonian I don’t like the fact that our CN tower isn’t the largest free standing build any more.

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  5. wow what a pictures that was!
    Dubai is one of the richest country in the world and many of people will going Dubai for making money
    if this true then many of employment will be low down

    currently world face the problem of financial crises i don’t think so it will be started in those days

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  6. They building pyramids again to become immortal one more time and they rely again on slaves and the fortune to have oil on their lands. But rest assured this all will again become leveled by sand, so future generations will dig out Gucci Rolex and Mercedes Benz treasures.

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  7. This article just shows why Dubai has the best architectural masterpieces in the world, it’s a city that can surprise you every time you visit.

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